Both introduce legislation calling for changes
Calling for change within the Department of Homeland Security, a pair of Texas lawmakers propose legislation aimed to both enhance and reform efforts along the border.
Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar named his after slain border agent Jaime Zapata who was ambushed and shot dead by the Zetas cartel in 2011.
"This is a comprehensive approach to identify, disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations that have posed significant threats to the border and maritime security," Cuellar said on the House floor Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Houston-area Republican Michael McCaul wants an independent of Homeland Security leadership.
"These issues of corruption, waste, duplication and abuse of power are all systematic of deeply rooted flaws in the department's management," said McCaul.